James Douglas in Upton Pyne - at the end of the 1800's
from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, pages 16-17:
In time the character of the Upton Choir was changed, Boys being substituted for females & for some time I acted as Choirmaster to the Boys & they came for their singing lessons to the Strand. Among them I remember Tom Oliver, G Iredale, Sidney Ingram etc etc. Mr J Craddock succeeded Mr Fowler as Organist & he was a good one & was by far the best Choirmaster I have ever been under in any church & it really was a pleasure to attend the Upton weekly practice as everything went pleasantly and smoothly. After being in the Choir about 10 years [I resigned].
James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 16-17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524239097764 accessed: 30 March, 2023 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)
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|unspecified church organ music||performed by Mr J. Craddock|
|Date/Time||at the end of the 1800's|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|